before [bɪˊfɔ:]
1. adv
1) ра́ньше, пре́жде, уже́;

I have heard it before я э́то уже́ слы́шал


long before задо́лго до

2) вперёд;

go before пройди́те вперёд

3) впереди́; вперёд
2. prep
1) пе́ред;

he stood before us он стоя́л пе́ред на́ми

2) впереди́;

your whole life is before you у вас вся жизнь впереди́

3) до;

the day before yesterday позавчера́, тре́тьего дня


Chaucer lived before Shakespeare Чо́сер жил до Шекспи́ра


before long ско́ро, вско́ре


before now ра́ньше, до сих по́р

4) скоре́е... чем;

he would die before lying он скоре́е умрёт, чем солжёт

5) пе́ред лицо́м, в прису́тствии;

to appear before the Court предста́ть пе́ред судо́м

6) вы́ше; бо́льше;

to be before others in class быть (по успе́хам) впереди́ свои́х однокла́ссников


I love him before myself я люблю́ е́го бо́льше самого́ себя́

3. cj пре́жде чем;

he arrived before I expected him он прие́хал ра́ньше, чем я ожида́л

Англо-русский словарь. — М.: Советская энциклопедия. . 1969.

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  • before — [bē fôr′, bifôr′] adv. [ME biforen < OE beforan < be , BY + foran,FORE] 1. in advance; in front; ahead 2. in the past; previously [I ve heard that song before] 3. at an earlier time; sooner [come at ten, not before] prep …   English World dictionary

  • before — before, ahead, forward are comparable when they mean in advance, especially in place or in time. Before is more commonly used in reference to time than to place. Its most frequent implication is previousness or priority {I have heard that before} …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Before — Be*fore , adv. 1. On the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; opposed to {in the rear}. [1913 Webster] The battle was before and behind. 2 Chron. xiii. 14. [1913 Webster] 2. In advance. I come before to tell you. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • before — be·fore prep 1: in the presence of then personally appeared before me 2: to be judged or acted on by a case before the court a bill coming up before Congress Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 19 …   Law dictionary

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  • before — O.E. beforan before, in front of, in the presence of, in former times, from P.Gmc. *bi by + *forana from the front, adverbial derivative of *fora (see FOR (Cf. for)). Cf. O.Fris. bifara, O.S. biforan, O.H.G. bifora, Ger. bevor. Contrasting …   Etymology dictionary

  • before — [adv] earlier afore, aforetime, ahead, ante, antecedently, anteriorly, back, before present, ere, fore, former, formerly, forward, gone, gone by, heretofore, in advance, in days of yore, in front, in old days, in the past, past, precendently,… …   New thesaurus

  • before — ► PREPOSITION , CONJUNCTION , & ADVERB 1) during the period of time preceding. 2) in front of. 3) in preference to; rather than. ORIGIN Old English, from BY(Cf. ↑by) + FORE(Cf. ↑fore) …   English terms dictionary

  • before — be|fore1 W1S1 [bıˈfo: US ˈfo:r] conj 1.) earlier than a particular event or action ≠ ↑after ▪ Say goodbye before you go. ▪ I saw her a few days before she died. see usage note ↑ago 2.) so that something does not or cannot happen ▪ Put that money… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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